Islamic State -- aka ISIS, ISIL -- Is Winning Its War as President Obama Stumbles

Monday, 25 May 2015 16:07 Written by
Amid the flurry of Obama administration official statements promulgated by its various presidential and departmental spokespersons, reality is setting in. Despite the happy talk from Washington about ISIL (the Obama administration's preferred acronym for describing the Islamic State), military facts on the ground cannot be eradicated by press briefings and political spin. The recent and significant victories by the armies of the Islamic State in Palmyra, Syria and Ramadi, Iraq are a clear testament
Poland election: President Komorowski loses to rival Duda
Monday, 25 May 2015 16:05 Written by
Andrzej Duda celebrates on the release of the exit polls The conservative challenger in Poland's presidential election, Andrzej Duda, has defeated the incumbent, Bronislaw Komorowski, final results show. Mr Duda won 51.5% of votes in the run-off, while Mr Komorowski polled 48.5%. Mr Duda had edged Mr Komorowski, who had been the favourite, in the first round but did not gain the 50% needed to win outright. The president has limited powers, but is
Congress tackles amendments to BCDA law
Monday, 25 May 2015 16:01 Written by
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—A House committee is discussing amendments to the Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992 to provide better protection to the interests of communities hosting former American military base lands, Baguio City Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. said. Aliping, a committee member, said the 19 conditions set by the Baguio City government when it agreed to the creation of a John Hay Special Economic Zone (JHSEZ), have been included among the proposed changes to…
From Evolution to Revolution: A New Campaign
Monday, 25 May 2015 15:53 Written by
The 2016 presidential campaign has already begun in earnest, and I have been thinking there are three strategic approaches that the campaigns have a choice in making. And while each one has its benefits and risks, only one has the chance of really moving us forward as a country to a new and better place. Indiana Religious Freedom Law: A Frightening and Fascinating Insight Into America Presidential Truth Serum Leads to 5
French president François Hollande renews political partnership with Ségolène Royal
Monday, 25 May 2015 15:49 Written by
Jacques Brinon / AP French President Francois Hollande attends a signing ceremoney in April with Segolene Royal, his ex-partner and mother of his four children, who is a prominent government minister, and increasingly appearing alongside Hollande at official functions.
Ted Cruz Warns of 'Mandatory' Gay Marriage, Says GOP Competitors Fear LGBT Rights Groups
Monday, 25 May 2015 15:48 Written by
Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz accused some of his fellow GOP contenders of being afraid to take on gay and lesbian rights advocates over Indiana's controversial religious-freedom legislation, which LGBT groups have dismissed as discriminatory. Christian Post reported the comments the Texas senator made at the conservative Watchman on the Wall conference last week. A Bill Clinton-era federal law similar to the one considered in the Hoosier State "received the support
Congress challenges BJP to revoke Article 370 from J&K
Monday, 25 May 2015 15:46 Written by
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McCain blames Obama for ISIS vicitories in Iraq
Monday, 25 May 2015 15:39 Written by
PHOENIX -- Sen. John McCain said it's President Obama's fault that ISIS has taken control of Iraqi cities where American troops being mourned on Memorial Day had previously died defending. McCain insisted that the war for Iraq was won after the 2007 troop surge. "And yet the president, in one of the worst decisions of history, pulled all of the troops out,''' McCain said. In a sometimes testy exchange with reporters following Memorial Day ceremonies…
Alex Lange set to pitch in Game 2 of LSU’s NCAA regional but who in Game 1?
Monday, 25 May 2015 15:28 Written by
Alex Lange can’t help but smile when thinking about it. He’s a freshman and could be pitching in the premiere game of an NCAA regional at night in a soldout ballpark against one of LSU’s fiercest rivals. “That would be awesome,” the right-hander said Monday. Lange is scheduled to start on the mound in the second game of the Baton Rouge regional Saturday night against what could be Tulane, but the real question:
Iran's military mastermind says Obama 'has not done a damn thing' to confront ISIS
Monday, 25 May 2015 15:28 Written by
A former CIA operative described Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, as the ‘most powerful operative in the Middle East today.’ DUBAI (Reuters) – The general in charge of Iran’s paramilitary activities in the Middle East said the United States and other powers were failing to confront Islamic State, and only Iran was committed to the task, a news agency on Monday reported. Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite

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